Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Ice skating at Northshore Mall

The small ice storm last year was enough to cause our Frugal FamyTravelers  here in SouthLouisiana to dream about the possibility of a "white Christmas"!  With that said, here in the south, there are no snowballs (unless you count the ones at the snowball stands) and there are certainly no frozen ponds on which to skate.  However, all that changes this season with free indoor ice skating being offered at the Northshore Square Mall in Slidell.  

Frugal Family Travelers gives this location four "waves of fun"!!

Cost:   Free, skates provided

Dates and Times:
Now through December 31st! Skate times listed on the picture at the top of the page!  

Note: The skating surface is a synthetic plastic surface similarly used on TV for skating demonstrations.  

Directions: 150 Northshore Blvd. Slidell, LA

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Lune Fete Free Light/Sound Show at Gallier Hall in NOLA

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Gallier Hall, with its stately columns has never looked as amazing as it does this holiday season. French artist team, La Maison Production designed a video and sound installation to delight viewers! The installation, entitled "Luna Fete" (which stands for "light up NOLA Arts") projects across the entire facade of the historic building. This is an event your Frugal Family Travelers are sure to enjoy and won't want to miss!!

Frugal Family Travelers gives this location four "waves of fun"!!

Cost:   Free 

Date and Times:
Projections will take place twice nightly (7 pm and 7:30 pm) November 30 through December 6.

Directions


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Pioneer Christmas at Mile Branch Settlement



This holiday, step back in time to experience an old fashioned Christmas like something out of a book or movie by paying a visit to the Mile Branch Settlement's Pioneer Christmas in Franklinton, LA. For those who have not heard of the Mile Branch Settlement, it is a pioneer village, created using historic cabins relocated from places all over Washington Parish.  The first cabin was moved to the site in 1976.  Now over 20 historic structures are present, which serve the purpose of preserving the history/culture of the 1800's and early 1900's as well as the cabins themselves.   Each year, at Christmas, the village is transformed into what one would see and experience at a typical "pioneer" Christmas.   The village comes alive with arts, crafts, decorations, music, food, and folks dressed in period costumes. There is even a visit from Santa himself.   The Pioneer Christmas is only open for two days on a Saturday, December 6th and Sunday, December 7th.   The festivities get started with a Pioneer Christmas Parade (horse drawn buggies and wagons, as well as period dress) on December 6th at 10:00 a.m.     Our Frugal Family Travelers have visited Mile Branch Settlement's Pioneer Christmas in past years and are looking forward to this yet again!   Mark your calendar, you won't want to miss this neat opportunity!

Frugal Family Travelers gives this location four "waves of fun"!!

Cost:   Free 

Tips:  Click here for a map of the Parade Route

Activity Schedule:  

Hours of Operation:  Saturday, December 6th - 10-5 pm; Sunday, December 7th - 12-5 pm
  
Directions:















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Monday, December 1, 2014

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center to Host Free Christmas Event



The Lynn Meadows Discovery Center in Gulfport, MS will host "Kids Street Christmas", Wednesday, December 3rd from 5-7.   This FREE event will take place on Kids Street, which is a miniature subdivision built especial for kids and located right on the grounds of the discovery center. At this event kids will enjoy hot chocolate, cookies, face painting, special performances and a visit from Santa himself.   Lynn Meadows is an incredible place for kids of all ages! Our Frugal Family Travelers love this discovery center and yours will too, especially with all of the great activities slated for this event!   A special thanks is extended to my friend, DL for sharing this information with me today!

Frugal Family Travelers gives this location four "waves of fun"!!

Cost:   Free 

Tip:  Consider purchasing a membership.  It is reciprocal and allows visitors access to the Associate of Children's Museums Network.

Day and Time:  Wednesday, December 3rd - 5-7
  
Directions:

246 Dolan Avenue, Gulfport, MS (Click for directions in Google Maps)


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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Don't Miss the Christmas Lights Tonight!!



If your Frugal Family Travelers are already feeling couped up this Thanksgiving holiday and are ready to experience some Christmas spirit then continue reading. This evening (5:30 pm) at the Astor Crowne Plaza hotel in New Orleans the "switch will be flipped" to light Canal Street with over a million Christmas lights. In addition, the St. Charles Ballroom will be open from 5-7 pm with complimentary cider, hot chocolate, cookie decorating and a free picture with Santa with every unwrapped new toy brought for charity. 
    


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 four "waves of fun"!!

Cost:  Free

Hours of Operation:  5:00-7:00 pm; lights on at 5:30 pm
  
Note:   For every new toy brought for charity receive a complimentary picture with Santa.
Directions:


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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Living History: The Nina and Pinta to Dock in Houma



If your Frugal Family Travelers are a fan of living history, you will not want to miss an opportunity to visit what is called "the most historically accurate replica of the ship ever built", spoken of Christopher Columbus' the Nina, which will be docked, along with a replica of the Pinta, in Houma, November 27-28 and December 1-5.

The Nina was built using hand tools and designed to be a floating museum to educate the public about the caravel, which was a Portuguese ship used by many early explorers.  Both the Nina and Pinta are part of the Columbus Foundation and travel to various ports of call to share the rich history surrounding Columbus' historic voyages in discovery of the new world in 1492.

A visit here would be an amazing activity for those with family in town this week for Thanksgiving. Groups of 15 or more qualify for a $5 group rate.   What a great opportunity to get up close and personal with history with YOUR Frugal Family Travelers
    

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Cost:  Admission for self-guided tours:  Adults - $8; Seniors 60 and older -  $7; Children 5-16 -  $6; 4 and under - Free (No Reservations Necessary)

Hours of Operation:  9-5:00 p.m.
  
Note:   $5 per person group tickets are available for 15 or more persons by either booking online (click here), by email, columfnd1492@gmail.com or by calling 787-672-2152.  

Directions:
The ships will be docked at the Downtown Marina on Park Avenue across from the Terrebonne General Medical Center.

 Physical address of marina is 309 Goode Street, Houma, LA 70360
8166 Main is address of Terrebonne General Medical Center
(Click here for Google Maps)

The Pinta 
The Nina

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